USA Nationals, Day 5: Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner Takes Down Schoeman in a Stunning 50 Freestyle Upset

By Phillip Whitten

IRVINE, California, August 7. LORDY, Lordy, Lordy. Just when it seems indisputable that Roland Schoeman is the world’s greatest sprinter, along comes some kid from Stanford to upset the applecart.

Schoeman, who won Worlds with history’s second fastest 50 (and fastest ever in normal competitive conditions) had already won the 100 free and 100 fly here. This race was to be gold medal #3. It almost didn’t pay to bother racing. Just give him the gold and everyone can leave five minutes early.

And then this kid comes along. Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, by name. Yeah, I know it’s long but it looks like we’ll have to learn it.

Anyway, Ben comes along and out-touches The Man, 22.13 to 22.15.

Lordy, Lordy, Lordy.

2005 ConocoPhillips National Championships
IRVINE, CA

7 AUG 2005
Men’s 50m Freestyle

WR 21.64 POPOV Alexander Moscow (RUS) 16 JUN 2000 RUS
AR 21.76 HALL Gary Indianapolis (USA) 15 AUG 2000 USA
US 21.76 HALL Gary Indianapolis (USA) 15 AUG 2000 USA
CR 21.76 HALL Gary Indianapolis (USA) 15 AUG 2000 USA

A-FINAL:
1. WILDMAN-TOBRINER Benjamin 84 STANPC 0.70 22.13 5
2. SCHOEMAN Roland 80 FORDAZ 0.62 22.15 0.02 4
3. BRUNELLI Nicholas 81 SDA-AZ 0.63 22.53 0.40 3
4. WEBER-GALE Garrett 85 TXLAST 0.67 22.72 0.59 6
5. HAYDEN Brent CAN 0.76 22.77 0.64 7
6. GOODRICH Donald 86 ASG 0.67 22.90 0.77 8
7. HOLLINGER Cameron 84 LAC-MA 0.64 23.06 0.93 1
8. NELMS Brandon 85 COPSNT 0.73 23.18 1.05 2

B-FINAL:
1. ZANDBERG Gerhard 83 FORDAZ 0.64 23.10 3
2. WOODWARD Gabriel 79 CANYCA 0.67 23.21 0.11 6
3. ALESI Octavio 86 TENNSE 0.57 23.23 0.13 5
4. WHITTINGTON Joe 86 BSC-CC 0.70 23.48 0.38 4
5. VENCILL Kicker 78 FORDAZ 0.72 23.57 0.47 1
6. LANE Evan 83 CAL-PC 0.72 23.65 0.55 7
7. GIBBONS Craig UN-1 0.77 23.69 0.59 2
8. SORENSEN Kyle 86 PPD-IL 0.60 23.91 0.81 8

C-FINAL:
1. VOELKER Matt 86 OSSCOH 0.72 23.32 5
1. MICHAELSON Benjamin 81 CW-MI 0.73 23.32 6
3. O’HALLORAN Tyler 84 TXLAST 0.71 23.46 0.14 2
3. DOYLE Joseph 85 OSSCOH 0.74 23.46 0.14 3
5. MARSHALL Matthew 82 NOVACA 0.66 23.52 0.20 4
6. PENNIMAN Daniel 86 GPACSE 0.71 23.59 0.27 8
7. COPELAND William 86 CAL-PC 0.74 23.60 0.28 7
8. KINDLER Thomas CAN 0.79 23.86 0.54 1

Prelims
SCHOEMAN Roland FORDAZ 80 22.29 1. A 0.66 8 4
WILDMAN−TOBRINER Benjamin STANPC 84 22.30 2. 0.01 A 0.71 9 5
BRUNELLI Nicholas SDA−AZ 81 22.53 3. 0.24 A 0.69 7 4
WEBER−GALE Garrett TXLAST 85 22.92 4. 0.63 A 0.70 8 5
NELMS Brandon COPSNT 85 22.96 5. 0.67 A 0.73 3 8
HAYDEN Brent CAN 22.98 6. 0.69 A 0.69 7 3
HOLLINGER Cameron LAC−MA 84 23.04 7. 0.75 A 0.67 8 6
GOODRICH Donald ASG 86 23.09 8. 0.80 A 0.67 7 6
ALESI Octavio TENNSE 86 23.11 9. 0.82 B 0.53 7 1
WHITTINGTON Joe BSC−CC 86 23.11 9. 0.82 B 0.71 9 6
ZANDBERG Gerhard FORDAZ 83 23.24 11. 0.95 B 0.68 5 7
WOODWARD Gabriel CANYCA 79 23.36 12. 1.07 B 0.68 7 5
GIBBONS Craig UN−1 23.36 12. 1.07 B 0.76 9 2
LANE Evan CAL−PC 83 23.41 14. 1.12 B 0.73 8 2
VENCILL Kicker FORDAZ 78 23.42 15. 1.13 B 0.73 5 1
SORENSEN Kyle PPD−IL 86 23.45 16. 1.16 B 0.60 1 5
MARSHALL Matthew NOVACA 82 23.46 17. 1.17 C 0.70 9 8
VOELKER Matt OSSCOH 86 23.48 18. 1.19 C 0.75 2 3
DOYLE Joseph OSSCOH 85 23.52 19. 1.23 C 0.84 9 1
MICHAELSON Benjamin CW−MI 81 23.53 20. 1.24 C 0.74 5 2
O’HALLORAN Tyler TXLAST 84 23.56 21. 1.27 C 0.70 5 4
COPELAND William CAL−PC 86 23.56 21. 1.27 C 0.72 6 8
KINDLER Thomas CAN 23.59 23. 1.30 C 0.78 6 6
PENNIMAN Daniel GPACSE 86 23.66 24. 1.37 C 0.72 4 4
ADRIAN Nathan TSC−PN 88 23.67 25. 1.38 1 0.76 7 7
TOMICIC Ryan ABQC 23.67 25. 1.38 2 0.86 9 7
LINN Michael NAVYMD 84 23.71 27. 1.42 0.64 2 4
KENNON Alexander NOLEFL 85 23.71 27. 1.42 0.70 2 7
REINHARDT William PASAPC 84 23.72 29. 1.43 0.69 4 7
GARDNER Terry AGS−GU 85 23.74 30. 1.45 0.70 3 4
SMUTZ Joseph NAVYMD 84 23.74 30. 1.45 0.81 6 2
BERENS Richard MAC−NC 88 23.75 32. 1.46 0.76 3 6
CROWDER Richard SDA−AZ 85 23.76 33. 1.47 0.68 6 3
LUNDQUIST Bryan RAYSGA 85 23.76 33. 1.47 0.74 7 8
MANIA Adam WA−WI 83 23.77 35. 1.48 0.72 3 5
BUBOLZ Kyle SCT−IL 86 23.78 36. 1.49 0.76 5 5
LOWE Matthew TXLAST 85 23.79 37. 1.50 0.83 4 3
PRITCHETT Poston TXLAST 85 23.79 37. 1.50 0.82 8 8
HARRIS Jeremy TXLAST 84 23.85 39. 1.56 0.73 6 5
ROGERS Dale TXLAST 82 23.86 40. 1.57 0.73 7 2
WHITE Tobin CAB−PC 85 23.92 41. 1.63 0.71 6 1
GUSTAFSON Tyler TENNSE 83 23.96 42. 1.67 0.64 2 2
DUFF Stuart MAC−NC 84 23.97 43. 1.68 0.82 4 8
REDMON Joseph SA−GA 86 24.06 44. 1.77 0.69 3 2
O’GORMAN Cheyne SDA−AZ 84 24.08 45. 1.79 0.79 2 1
LANGENFELD Andrew SALUOZ 86 24.11 46. 1.82 0.66 5 6
WATSON Joseph AGS−GU 84 24.12 47. 1.83 0.71 2 6
BASEHEART Joshua SSTYWI 82 24.14 48. 1.85 0.68 2 5
KELLY Ryan VS−PC 76 24.14 48. 1.85 0.71 8 1
HORNER Christian WCABPC 79 24.17 50. 1.88 0.71 6 4
RYSER Evan KATYGU 87 24.18 51. 1.89 0.86 4 5
PATRICK Todd IST−IN 85 24.18 51. 1.89 0.73 4 2
WASHINGTON Darryl TPITAM 83 24.22 53. 1.93 0.69 3 3
ROTHBERG Dashiell WCABPC 86 24.22 53. 1.93 0.62 5 3
COX Andrew BSC−CC 85 24.25 55. 1.96 0.81 5 8
DICARLI Marco DSV 24.43 56. 2.14 0.87 9 3
WOODSON Michael PKWYOZ 86 24.44 57. 2.15 0.71 3 7
LUPIEN Yannick CAN 24.49 58. 2.20 0.75 8 3
BARRETT Jeffrey SDA−AZ 83 DNS 1 3
DIOTTE Matt KINGPN 85 DNS 1 4
PEARCE John TXLAST 80 DNS 4 1
WADE Atiba UN01NM 77 DNS 8 7
LEZAK Jason NOVACA 75 DNS 9 4
GOLDBERG Bryan TENNSE 83 DSQ 3 1
CROWE Matthew STANPC 85 DSQ 0.69 4 6
MCGINNIS Matthew TXLAST 85 DSQ 6 7

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